Yes, there are two Marion County courthouses! As we continue down the Mississippi River Valley, we come to the largest city in Marion County, which is Hannibal. Due to the fact that the city was so much more dominant, a… Continue Reading
My family had stopped to get gas in early July of 2008 in downtown Palmyra, and we had seen the amazing Marian County Courthouse, so that is why I came back. Why I never posted these pictures is unknown to… Continue Reading
Downtown Palmyra is typical of many small county seats: an abundance of Italianate storefronts of about two stories high that were built in clusters so they create a “street wall” along Main Street. What is fun to see is how… Continue Reading
Heading south down the Mississippi River, I realized that I had never posted all of my photographs of Palmyra from July of 2008, having only done one post on the churches of the county seat of Marion County. But it’s… Continue Reading
The southern wall of the square is one of the longest preserved row of Italianate storefronts I’ve seen in the Midwest. Its existence is a treasure. It’s changed little since 2008.
In a first for this website, I’m actually publishing pictures I’d let sit around for years after I published later photos. But renewed interest in Edina’s stunning west wall of buildings got me to pull these out of storage. It… Continue Reading
Based off the campus of the University of Virginia, the grounds of Truman State University still look good after all of these years being gone. But what’s with the parking lots?
I’ve always been intrigued by the explosion of lakes created by dams in the 1950s and 60s. Created out of valleys to provide “recreation” and a stable water supply, they often are long and snaking affairs. This one is Forest… Continue Reading
The courthouse once had a tower, like most of the courthouses in Northeast Missouri, but it was taken down because of structural issues. The towns up this way are not nearly as wealthy as they used to be, and fixing… Continue Reading
Novinger is a small, former coal mining town west of Kirksville on the Chariton River.